Detective have launched an attempted murder investigation this morning (28/10) after a man was shot in Handsworth Wood

Emergency services were called to Vernon Road in Handsworth Wood, at around 2AM, following reports of a shooting.

On arrival, crews found a man, aged 27, with a gunshot wound to his stomach. He was taken to hospital where his condition is described as critical but stable.

Detective Inspector Richard Marsh, from Birmingham’s Violent Crime Team, said: “We continue to make enquiries to establish the circumstances surrounding the shooting. We believe this was a targeted attack and are open minded regarding motive.

“We are appealing to anyone who was in the Vernon Road area and who may have seen anything suspicious to call me or one of my team.

“If they are worried about speaking to the police directly then they can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers and report their information anonymously.”

Please call WMP on 101 if you have ANY information.

(Image: Phaldip Singh)